JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

Try new Subject Search!

We've released the new Subject Search, designed to be simpler and faster than the application below.

ED2492 - Junior Curriculum 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

The subject will include critical investigation of the rationale for a selected learning area, the nature and design of the Australian Curriculum framework in this area and specific teaching models, strategies (including ICT use) and resources pertinent to this area, with particular reference to the Australian Curriculum (ACARA, 2017). These will be contextualised within the fundamentals of curriculum design, with a focus on constructive alignment of content, pedagogy and assessment to meet the needs of diverse learners. The subject develops pre-service teachers' competence in planning, implementing and evaluating/reflecting in their junior secondary area of teaching. The subject builds a repertoire of strategies informed by learning theories and scholarship. There is also an emphasis on authentic professional practice to develop pedagogical content knowledge through performance-based assessment and engagement with the profession. To complement and enhance curriculum development, a core strand of the subject will also focus on ICT as a general capability across the secondary curriculum. This subject includes 10 days of Professional Experience.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse the underlying theories of the discipline and how these have informed current curriculum frameworks and approaches;
  • develop skills in planning, implementing and assessing a sequence of learning activities for the diverse needs of students;
  • develop knowledge of learning area requirements and a range of issues that impact on teaching and learning in secondary contexts;
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the contributions ICT can make in supporting a range of differentiated learning opportunities for diverse students;
  • articulate and build a repertoire of learning/teaching strategies in their teaching areas including strategies for teaching literacy, numeracy and the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT across the curriculum and classroom situations.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Learning plan - (55%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Complete structured 10 day Placement, submit a Satisfactory grading - Minimum Developing Adequately in all descriptors on the Professional Experience Report is required to pass the subject. Attendance at Professional Experience Workshops is an essential component of the Work Integrated Learning Program. If repeating the subject, the reattempt at all subject assessment including the Placement is a requirement.

Prerequisites: ED2491

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Grace Jefferson
Lecturers: Ms Tamra Jones, Dr Grace Jefferson.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours workshops - 24 hrs on-campus workshops per teaching area (EXCL Science) or facilitator mode. 10 hrs on-campus workshops SCIENCE teaching area only. 14 hrs on-campus Laboratory Workshops SCIENCE teaching area only.
  • 5 hours online activity - CORE
  • 20 hours online Workshops - CORE
  • 2 hours placement
  • 10 days professional Experience

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Grace Jefferson
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Louisa Tomas Engel, Ms Tamra Jones, Dr Subhashni Taylor, Dr Grace Jefferson.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours workshops - 24hrs on-campus workshops per teaching area (EXCL Science) or facilitator mode. 10 hrs on-campus workshops SCIENCE teaching area only. 14 hrs on-campus Laboratory Workshops SCIENCE teaching area only
  • 5 hours online activity - CORE
  • 20 hours online Workshops - CORE
  • 2 hours placement
  • 10 days professional Experience

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.